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Nashville airport unveils new parking, ride-hailing services: What you need to know

Nashville International Airport is opening a parking and transportation center. The six-level facility offers 2,200 parking spaces, a dedicated ground transportation center for commercial vehicles and modern amenities including a parking space guidance system, electric vehicle charging stations, a tire inflation station, flight information displays, pay-on-foot kiosks and custom art installations.
Larry McCormack / Tennessean

A new $115 million state-of-the-art short-term parking garage at Nashville International Airport will debut Thursday with a new ride-hailing pickup area on the ground level. (more…)

Flydubai expands European network to offer Naples services

Flydubai will launch 5X-weekly Dubai-Naples (Italy) services from June 4, 2019, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights to Naples as the Dubai-based LCC expands its European network.

Daily Dubai-Budapest (Hungary) services will start June 27. The Budapest services will be in addition to the current service offered by Emirates Airline.

Dubai-based Emirates will codeshare on both routes as part of the Emirates-flydubai partnership announced in July 2017. (more…)

Virgin Australia to launch service to Bali

Virgin Australia is introducing a route from Darwin International Airport to Bali, Indonesia, boosting international links to the northern Australian gateway.

The carrier is launching a 3X-weekly seasonal flight between Darwin and Bali, using a Boeing 737-800. The flight will operate from April to October 2019.

LCC Jetstar already operates on this route. (more…)

Gatwick travel misery: runway reopens, suspects still at large

Gatwick Airport has reopened its runway on the morning of December 21, 2018, and is allowing a limited amount of flights to take off and land. The incident comes on the heels of what the airport expects to be the busiest day of travel. The suspect or suspects of the “deliberate” act are still at large, despite a full-blown police investigation, involving government and military assistance.

Gatwick Airport (LGW) reopened its runway at 6:00 am on December 21. Gatwick Airport’s chief operating officer, Chris Woodroofe, told the BBC that the “mitigating measures” received from the government and the military had given him “confidence to reopen”. (more…)

Airbus and Local Motors to develop drone service platform

Airbus Group and Local Motors announced the Phase II partnership, focusing on building the Airbus Drone Services Platform (ADSP).

The ADSP is a digital distribution platform for drone-based apps and services. The development of the ADSP began with a Rapid Co-creation Initiative at the InterDrone 2016 International Drone Conference and Exhibition held in Las Vegas, September 7-9. (more…)

Chinese C919 planned to fly by the end of 2016

c919After long delays, the made-in-China jet C919 is planned to fly its maiden flight by the end of 2016.

“We are working hard to achieve our maiden voyage by around the end of 2016,” – said Lu Zheng, Deputy Head of Marketing of the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC), the producer company of the aircraft. (more…)

P&W engine delays cut C-Series deliveries

bombardier_c_seriesBombardier announced that it is forced to cut the deliveries of its C Series airplanes in 2016 due to continuing delays from Pratt & Whitney (P&W), which produces the engines. The company has adjusted the C Series delivery forecast from 15 to 7 aircraft.

P&W recently released a new geared turbofan engine for the C Series and Airbus A320neo. However, P&W suffers from the inconsistent performance of its suppliers as the company attempts to increase production rates of the new engine to meet a hefty order backlog, as confirmed by Pratt President Bob Leduc. (more…)

Comlux retrofits ACJ319 with Sharklets

acj319_comlux_retrofitted_with_sharklets_by_tap_engineering_and_maintenanceComlux has become the first to retrofit Aribus corporate jet – ACJ319 – with Sharklets, which bring a fuel-saving of up to four per cent and a corresponding range improvement. The retrofit, carried out by TAP Maintenance and Engineering, is also the first on any version of the A319 airliner. (more…)

GKN to supply Boeing with titanium parts for another decade

GKN Aerospace innovative wing leading edge assemblies, delivered to Airbus for the Clean Sky BLADE programme

GKN Aerospace innovative wing leading edge assemblies, delivered to Airbus for the Clean Sky BLADE programme

GKN Aerospace secured a long term deal with Boeing for the supply of titanium and aluminium machined parts and sub-assemblies for the 767, 777, 787 and 777X aircraft.

Parts supplied will include 787 titanium wing fittings as well as horizontal stabilizer spars and jack screw assembly, and drag struts for the 777 and 777X. (more…)

Russian Helicopters to show new Mi-8AMTSh “Arctic” version

mi8Russian Helicopters will demonstrate a sample of Mi-8AMTSh-VA at a private showing during the International Military and Technical Forum ARMY-2016, Moscow. The manufacturer will present the Arctic version which is designed for a wide range of tasks in the Arctic. (more…)

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